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posted by LaminatorX on Friday February 21 2014, @03:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the totally-getting-snipped-for-my-birthday-this-year dept.

robingHood writes:

"New Scientist Magazine reports on findings that suggest that delaying fatherhood may increase the risk of fathering children with disorders such as Apert syndrome, Autism and Schizophrenia. The article reports that 'although there is a big increase in risk for many disorders, it's a big increase in a very small risk. A 40-year-old is about 50 per cent more likely to father an autistic child than a 20-year-old is, for instance, but the overall risk is only about 1 per cent to start with.' In other words: time to start mating before those tadpoles turn into toads."

 
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  • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 21 2014, @04:50AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 21 2014, @04:50AM (#4083)

    In a few thousand years, menopause will occur at the same age as it does now, and the foolish golddiggers who waited too long to bear children will have been removed from the gene pool by their inevitable deaths. Delaying childbearing until after menopause is a serious sociological problem, but it is not a biological problem.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 21 2014, @03:00PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 21 2014, @03:00PM (#4337)
    How cute. You sound like one of those sociopaths who thinks that anyone who can't or won't have children should commit suicide.